Miami Regional Championship: Sunday Wrap

Saturday afternoon and Sunday there was still quite a bit of tennis to play in Miami Beach at the ITF Regional Championship. I’m relying on the scores from the website, […]

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Miami Beach RC: Friday Vibes; Works Wins a Saturday Marathon

March 9, 2019 Friday in Miami Beach…is noisy! Bands tuning up, motorcycles racing, rush hour traffic, high season energy. I played Dagmar Sperneder from Austria in the de facto 60s […]

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Miami Beach: North American Regional Tennis Tournament

March 7, 2019 Miami Beach…March…what a nice place to be while the North is freezing and the West is raining! Even though the weather has been variable this week, from […]

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Works, McColskey and Fales Take Singles Titles in Fort Lauderdale

Shelly Works can run….and hit a tennis ball too, she played a smart match and handled the wind very well and beat me in the 55s final in Fort Lauderdale. […]

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Castell/Delfausse Win 75 Doubles in Fort Lauderdale Friday

The final of the 75 doubles and the singles semis were held today at the Fort Lauderdale Cat II/ITF Grade 1. Carolann Castell/Lee Delfausse, seeded 2, upset top seeded Cathie […]

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Fort Lauderdale Grandes Dames; ITF Grade 1; USTA Super Cat 2, Thursday

The second of a series of four “Grandes Dames” Women’s tournaments is going on now in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and finishes Sunday. This year, in addition to USTA members earning […]

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Miami Beach to Host Regional ITF Seniors Tournament March 5-10

For more information on this tournament go to www.itfmia.com. This event is open to all USTA and ITF IPIN holders. Entry is via the USTA tennislink system (click here to […]

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Palm Beach Gardens Friday, Sun & Smashes

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida It was another sunny 70s day in Palm Beach Gardens today, pretty much perfect for tennis. I played Kim Dean, whom I’d not played before. She’s […]

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USA Category I National Age DivisionTournaments Open in 2019 to All IPIN Members!

The USTA Category I Nationals (see the schedule here: https://seniortennisblog.com/2018/09/25/2019-usta-national-adult-tournament-schedule/) for ages 35-85 men and women, and mixed will have Grade A status in 2019. In addition, 10 other Super […]

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USTA Category I National Championships in Men’s and Women’s 35-85 & Mixed Earn Upgraded (Grade A) ITF Points from 2019

Beginning in 2019, all USTA Category I National Championships in Women’s, Men’s and Mixed in the 35-85 age divisions will be Grade A tournaments for ITF ranking purposes. In addition, […]

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McDonald, Nichols, Carter & Weber Win Singles at Joanne Russell Cup Sunday

Naples, Florida, 2/19/17 Kris McDonald won the 50s at the Russell Cup Category II today, but not before dropping the first set 60! She rebounded nicely though to win the […]

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Finals Set for Sunday in 50/60/70 Singles; Wargo Wins 40 Singles; Joanne Russell Cup

Saturday was another gorgeous day in Naples, warm and humid but neither windy nor overly hot (temperature about 80). I played singles at 12:15 against Frances O’Sullivan. I played well […]

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Joanne Russell Cup: Russell Makes Successful Tournament Debut on Friday

There was much to be happy about on Friday: lots of tennis, wonderful weather and a big and happy crowd for Joanne Russell’s first match in the tournament named for […]

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Manning, Nichols, McColskey & Anderson Win Singles Titles Sunday at Crawford Cup

Sunday was a beautiful day to play tennis, albeit a bit warm for Northerners, as temperatures flirted with 80 and the humidity increased. All the singles started at 9am. I […]

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Crawford Cup Saturday: Injuries Plague 55s; Wendy McColskey Impresses in 65s Debut; All California 75s Final

There was a lot of great tennis, particularly in singles on another sunny, warm, gorgeous day in South Florida. With temperatures approaching 80, the play also heated up. Starting with […]

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Ronan, Works, Barker, Clay, & Weber Win Singles Titles on a Warm & Windy Sunday at BallenIsles

Canadians won two singles titles Sunday at the USTA Super Category II Tournament in Florida, at opposite ends of the age scale. Sophie Ronan won the five person round robin, […]

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Tennis & Fun at BallenIsles

Link to draws: http://m.tennislink.usta.com/TournamentHome/tournament.aspx?t=185079 First, the tennis: there were a few upsets but the top seeds advanced in the 50-80 singles without incident except in the women’s 70 division.  Charleen […]

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BallenIsles Grandes Dames Starts Today: Note Parking Alert!

BallenIsles,  Palm Beach Gardens, Florida From Tournament Director Trish Faulkner: PARKING ALERT!! THIS YEAR YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARK AT THE SPORTS COMPLEX HOWEVER YOU MUST USE VALET PARKING […]

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